Florida is a state known for its beautiful beaches and unique dishes but Disney lovers also hold the state dear as it is home to one of the most exciting attractions in the World - Walt Disney World. But besides Disney, this state blessed with lots of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and fun activities sure has a lot to offer and these are some of the activities that will allow visitors to bring their kids along.

9 Meet Some Exciting Characters At Universal Studios Orlando

Meet some of the most interesting movie characters in person at Universal Studios Orlando. Here, characters such as - Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, SpongeBob Square Pants, The Transformers, Captain America, the Simpsons, and Panda even allow visitors to communicate and ask questions or strike a pose together as well. Don’t forget to take pictures and take some thrilling rides as well.

8 Get Entertained At Legoland Florida

Legoland in Florida is a park that offers lots of eye-catching fun activities. Many of the activities here may be best suited for kids but there are still lots of things adults can enjoy as well. From stunning water displays to thrilling rides, and reality shows, Legoland Park will have visitors wishing for time to stand still. Staying at the rooms in the Legoland Hotel is also an exciting experience but good luck getting some sleep in that beautifully theme-designed room that makes visitors feel like they're in a fantasy world. The restaurants around the park and their delicious pizzas will even have visitors licking their fingers as they watch the exciting displays around the park.

7 Explore Different Plant Species At Naples Botanical Garden

Enjoy an educating time at the 170-acre Naples Botanical Garden where the gardens are designed in the cultural styles of different parts of the world including - Brazil, Asia, and the Caribbean. The tours offered here will take travelers through the artistic, and historic parts of the hundreds of species lined up in the Garden.

6 Enjoy Some Outdoor Activities At The Silver Springs State Park

In the Silver Springs State Park, visitors will be met with relaxing rivers where they can enjoy an exciting float on a kayak while viewing the scenery surrounding the water. The park also consists of several miles of trails that are perfect for hiking and biking. A visit to this park is also a great way to get away from the crowds and just enjoy some quiet time in nature. The wildlife presence here even makes it more enticing. Those who want a more intimate experience can go swimming in the waters then head over to the lush forests to camp and listen to the melodious chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves. Boat tours and a visit to the silver museum also make up the list of things to do here.

5 Watch Birds At Everglades National Park

Besides its title as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest tropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades National Park is one of the most exciting places to be in Florida. The park is loaded with an endless list of things to do but its bird watching experience is one of the most exciting. Being home to more than 300 species of birds, bird-watching here is a phenomenal experience that even kids will adore. The Paurotis Pond, the Bear Lake Trail, and the Royal Palm Hammock include some of the places in the park to catch the best sights of these winged creatures. Those who want more can proceed to explore the thousands of plant species and marine creatures that live here. Camping, excellent fishing, hiking, and kayaking also make up the list of things to enjoy here.

4 Get Inspired Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center is one of the best places in the world to learn about space exploration. There’s a lot to learn just by looking at the spaceships resting here. But besides looking, some tours will take visitors through some inspiring moments of space exploration. Live rocket launches will be witnessed and real-life stories will be told by space experts and astronauts who have been on a thrilling ride on the milky way. Visitors will be opportune to take a look at space from NASA’s space telescopes and also receive space training before getting deployed on a mission to Mars (Not the real Mars though). While many of the experiences are centered around space exploration, the Kennedy Space Center is also a place to witness some shocking artificial intelligence so prepare your mind for all those revelations and bring the kids along to get them inspired too.

3 Enjoy A Mermaid Show At Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

There’s no denying how much humans love mermaids or just the idea of it. That’s why a captain now spends her free time living as a mermaid and that's why there are so many mermaid costumes on sale right now - people want to become mermaids. In this park, the entertaining displays at the daily mermaid shows will offer visitors the closest mermaid experience ever (except for those who have actually seen live mermaids). Enjoy a live and entertaining performance of the little mermaid as she sells her beautiful voice to a witch in exchange for human legs that will give her a chance to meet with the human Prince whom she had fallen deeply in love with. Being the only place in the world where this happens even makes it a more unique thing to experience. The park offers wildlife shows and boat tours as well but all that is nothing compared to the live performances of that sensational love story that will never get out of our minds.

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2 Get Thrilled By Harry Potter Shows At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter is a place of endless possibilities from the sights of a fire-breathing dragon at Diagon Alley to the forbidden journey ride at Hogwarts Castle. An experience here will have visitors yearning to draw out a magic wand and shoot some magical bombs out of it. Speaking of wands, there are shops where visitors can purchase them and then proceed to do all the magic tricks they have in their heads. Some interactive wands even make things happen when they are waved at certain windows and some statues. Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or just a lover of magical fantasies, the experience at this part of Universal Studios Orlando is worth having.

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1 See Animals At Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is dedicated to animal lovers. At the park, visitors can walk through the path and explore the park’s more than 2,000 animals and even get the opportunity to feed some friendly ones such as - Giraffes and birds. The Safari’s list even includes some terrifying animals such as - Big cats, elephants, and apes. The garden here consists of over 1000 plant species which is just another thing to explore as well.

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